Is Your Fat-Burning Program KEEPING You Fat?

By Rob Poulos
Author of Fat Burning Furnace

The majority of exercisers today still rely on long-duration, moderate-paced aerobic exercise as their primary routine to burn fat fast.

But recent studies have shown that this is a big, I mean big mistake. In fact, you could say that the whole aerobics explosion of a few decades past was one of the biggest mistakes in the health and fitness industry. Why?

Is Your Fat-Burning Program KEEPING You Fat?

There are several reasons, but I'll focus on the two main issues here.


1. Your Body Burns Fat Only DURING Aerobic Exercise

When you exercise at a moderate pace for extended periods of time (as in the typically recommended percent of your target heart rate), your body is burning fat during the exercise.

While this may sound good, it's actually bad news. This sends a signal to your body to keep a certain amount of stored fat available for your next workout. You're essentially telling it that it needs fat available to burn, because you'll be doing this exercise again. So while we may be burning some calories during this exercise, after the exercise is over, our body begins storing up some fat for the next workout.
Obviously, this is not what we're looking for in terms of maximum ability to burn fat fast.


2. Your Body Becomes Too Efficient

The other big concern with moderately-paced aerobic exercise performed several times per week is that it trains your body (heart, lungs, muscles, etc.) to become efficient. Again, this may sound good, but what is actually happening is bad for long term health. You are working only within your existing aerobic limits, without improving your aerobic capacity.

This is important because your aerobic capacity is what determines how your body responds in times of physical, emotional, and mental stress. If you reduce your capacity for work, as you do in this type of exercise, you're reducing your long term health, not to mention a poor chance of burning fat.


How to Fix It

The good news is, you can reverse these effects by instead focusing your workouts on high intensity resistance training, with workouts that last 15-20 minutes on average, which can be performed 2-3 times per week. These workouts will burn carbohydrates instead of fat during the workout. This will cause your body to use its fat stores for fueling the recovery process as you replenish the burned carbs over the next 24 hours, after the workout is done!

This type of work will also increase your reserve capacity and thus your ability to handle all types of stress, leading to lasting health and fitness...and 24/7 fat burning. Nice!

But your training must be performed correctly to be effective, and that means using sufficient intensity, and keeping your rest periods between exercises and sets down to 60 seconds or less.

The students of my Fat Burning Furnace method know this, and are reaping the benefits. When you think about how little time you have to spend compared to the typically recommended methods to get these fat burning and health creating results, it's almost magical.


Rob Poulos is a celebrated fitness author, fat-loss expert, and the founder and CEO of Zero to Hero Fitness. Rob created the world's most efficient method for fast and permanent fat loss with his "Fat Burning Furnace" system to help those looking to put an end to restrictive fad diets, long boring cardio workouts, and the need for super-human willpower for good.


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